Calm Connection Counseling
~A Place of Calm for Busy Moms~
Being a mom isn't easy. Adjusting to motherhood is one of the biggest transitions you will experience in your lifetime, and the new challenges that you must continuously face during the following years can often leave you feeling blindsided and unprepared.
There are times when you are both physically exhausted and emotionally drained, yet still feel pressure to keep everyone and everything running like clockwork. You may start to experience uncertainty in yourself, or reach a point where you feel completely overwhelmed and hopeless about your situation. Sometimes you may even begin to notice ambivalence or resentment toward those you love the most.
Unfortunately, we moms are often blinded by the "happiness ideal" of what we've been told motherhood is supposed to be, and this keeps us from sharing the other negative side. It is important, however, to remember that these difficult feelings are completely normal and are not a reflection of who you are as a person or a mother. Most importantly, you are not alone.
You take great pride in being a source of strength and consistency for those around you. Yet, amidst the demands of your family, your career, your household, or all of the above, you've neglected to care for the most important thing- you. Ignoring your own needs or hiding your true feelings from others to maintain the illusion that you "have it all together" has left no room for you to be strong for YOURSELF.
Let's make something clear. A mom who is experiencing this other difficult side of motherhood and decides to seek counseling is not "crazy" OR a bad mother! In fact, the exact opposite is true. A mother who is finally reaching out to help herself is the epitome of what a good mom should be. Because only after we truly care for ourselves, can we be there for the people in our lives who we love and who need us the most.
Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. It's time to make a change for YOU.
Candace Holloman, MS, LPC